6-University Human Assets Promotion Program for Innovative Education and Research (6U-HAPPIER)
In the context of Competition and Cooperation among universities
- Human assets promotion and mobility, as regards:
- Cooperation with Industry etc.
- Knowledge Sharing among all Members
- Promoting Mutual Support for Joint Growth among all Members
Faculty Exchange Faculty Exchange among Nagoya
University, Osaka University and Tokyo Tech started in 2005. The
opportunity for exchange has now been extended to every member
institution of 6U-HAPPIER, as set forth in the 6-U Agreement ratified
on 19 May 2017 by the Engineering Deans of each school.
Details are explained in Japanese
ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) Initiatives
6U-HAPPIER conducts Academic Career Enhancement Initiatives for
education, research and management. Faculty Development programs in
the member universities are shared among 6U faculty members.
ACE Innitiatives on education and research include stand-alone
workshops (like the ones by Prof. Roderick Smith) and sessions in
international workshops/forums (like UKJ-EEL and Taiwan-Japan
ACE Management initiatives are experimentally conducted at Hokkaido University and Osaka University with Tokyo Tech Designated Professor Y. Kagohashi as a leader.
- School of Engineering, Hokkaido U.
- Seven sessions were held in AY2017 and 10 people attended. Themes include laboratory management, implementation of university technology in the real world.
- School of Engineering Science, Osaka U.
- Six sessions were held in AY207 and 7 people attended. Themes focus on industry-academia collaborations.
The 3rd Japan-Taiwan International Engineering Forum
The 3rd Japan-Taiwan International Engineering Forum will be held at Tokyo Tech from 27 February to 1 March 2019. The tentative theme is "Innovative International Collaborative Research with Industries Driven by Young Researchers in Japan and Taiwan".
6U-HAPPIER Symposium was held at Tokyo Tech on Wednesday, 26 December 2018, where 10 Deans (including 3 proxies) attended from 6U member univeristies. We had an honor of having 4 people from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology with us, including Director of National University Corporation Support Division, who made a short speech, and Deputy Director of Technical Education Division.
Based on questionnaire survey of Assistant Professor conducted in June, HAPPIER held 2 types of Workshops in November 2018
Both were appreciated by the attendees.
Prof. Rod Smith of Imperial College London led again the innovative teaching workshop, at Hokkaido University. Ten Assistant Professors from 6U attended, including 8 from Hokkaido University. Feedback survey and photos can be read here.
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